Windows 8 and 7 users can no longer run games protected with SafeDisc or SecuROM

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Recently, several reports claimed that Microsoft removed SafeDisk and SecuRom DRM support with Windows 10, which disabled users from playing games protected with SafeDisc or SecuROM. If you are sticking with Windows 7 or Windows 8 cause of this, you may need to upgrade to Windows 10 sometime soon as Microsoft is now disabling SafeDisk and SecuRom DRM support in Windows 7 and 8.

The company has pushed out a new update, MS15-097 which is apparently  a “security update for the graphics component in Windows” and address a “defence-in-depth update for the secdrv.sys driver, a third-party driver. The update turns off the service for the secdrv.sys driver.”  Here’s the summary for the update:

In addition to the changes that are listed for the vulnerabilities that are described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-097, this security bulletin addresses a defense-in-depth update for the secdrv.sys driver, a third-party driver. The update turns off the service for the secdrv.sys driver. This may affect the ability to run some older games.

For those wondering, Microsoft is removing support for SafeDisk and SecuRom DRM due to security issues. Nonetheless, if you play games protected with SafeDisk and SecuRom DRM, what do you think of the latest update? Sound off in the comment section below.

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